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Minimal Irma Damage in Miami

While Hurricane Irma devastated much of Florida, the city of Miami weathered the storm and fared better than originally forecasted. Most of the hotels in the city didn’t lose power, while flood waters never breached the dunes of Miami Beach, ...

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Orlando Residents Wait Out Irma in Local Hotels

Hurricane Irma bore down on Orlando, Fla., early this morning. While Orlando residents are somewhat used to dangerous storms, this one was a different animal entirely, causing many residents to seek shelter at local hotels. For Florida-based Rosen hotels, about ...

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Hotels Look To Reduce Buffet Waste

Analysis from design firm Ideo found that guests eat just about half of food on a hotel buffet and only up to 15 percent of those leftovers are fit for donation or repurposing due to safety regulations. That means that ...

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Convincing College Hires to Stick Around

Hotels are changing their approach to hiring and retaining college students in hopes of keeping them on as full-time employees. Some hotels offer flexible scheduling to work around students’ classes while others provide valuable training to help students develop skill ...

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Most U.S. Hotel Construction Is Upper Midscale and Upscale

PORTSMOUTH, NH—Analysts at Lodging Econometrics report that hotels in the upper midscale category have the largest project count of all chain scales in the total U.S. construction pipeline—2,060 projects with a total of 205,270 rooms. The second largest category is ...

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Reinforcing a Hotel’s Defenses Against Fall Pests

Pests in the fall are different than other seasonal infestations–bugs, rodents, and the like are trying to find a home for the winter. Hotels should begin preparing for colder weather now, before they find themselves in a sticky situation. Materials ...

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